The Menzingers announce New Album ‘After The Party’ & Release New Song ‘Bad Catholics’


By Kieran Webber

The Menzingers will release their eagerly awaited fifth full-length ‘After the Party’ on February 3, 2017. The album arrives as the follow-up to the Philadelphia-based band’s widely acclaimed ‘Rented World’.

Produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Pianos Become the Teeth), ‘After the Party’ taps into the Menzingers’ everyman romanticism to reflect on getting older but not quite growing up. Throughout the album, singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino offset that deeply nuanced songwriting with anthemic harmonies, furious power chords, and larger-than-life melodies.

“We spent our 20s living in a rowdy kind of way, and now we’re at a point where it seems like everyone in our lives is moving in different directions,” says May of the inspiration behind ‘After the Party’. Adds Barnett: “We’re turning 30 now, and there’s this idea that that’s when real life comes on. In a way this album is us saying, ‘We don’t have to grow up or get boring—we can keep on having a good time doing what we love.’”

Whilst you let that news settle in you can get a listen of the single ‘Bad Catholics’ a indie-punk belter that is teaming in The Menzingers classic raucous sound.

Listen here:


Album Artwork & Tracklist

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1. Tellin’ Lies
2. Thick as Thieves
3. Lookers
4. Midwestern States
5. Charlie’s Army
6. House on Fire
7. Black Mass
8. Boy Blue
9. Bad Catholics
10. Your Wild Years
11. The Bars
12. After the Party
13. Livin’ Ain’t Easy


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